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    10/21/2020 12:41:48 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 42 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Oct. 21, 2020 | Free Republic Intercessors
    “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:24 O Lord our God, here you reveal truth in a seeming paradox. For though you are ‘our peace,’ fellowship with you will be costly. It will involve suffering, strife, opposition, persecution, and separation from the world and even from our own family. “And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed” Luke 2:...
  • At Front Lines of a Brutal War: Death and Despair in Nagorno-Karabakh

    10/19/2020 9:09:30 AM PDT · by amorphous · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 October 2020 | Anton Troianovski
    STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh — On the front line, the stench is overwhelming. The remains of fighters have been lying there for weeks. In the trenches, there is fear. The Armenians are defenseless against the Azerbaijani drones that hover overhead and kill at will. At the military graveyard, bulldozers have scraped away a hillside. It is already lined with two rows of new graves, along with soon-to-be-filled, freshly dug, rectangular holes. The three-week-old conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a disputed territory in the Caucasus Mountains, where Europe meets Asia, has settled into a brutal war of attrition, soldiers and civilians said...
  • In drone era, tanks must adapt to last longer

    10/18/2020 12:19:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies ^ | Sunday, 18 October 2020 | Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) Former Northern Army Commander
    In eastern Ladakh, India and China have deployed a considerable number of tanks in the standoff at the LAC. The heavy T-72 and T-90 tanks of India are facing the Type 15 light Chinese tanks. Both sides claim superiority. These points of view miss the larger picture, that the main threat to a tank today is not from another tank, but from the air. This is particularly true in the open, barren LAC. The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan has occupied little attention in the Indian media, but it is proving to be of great interest to the military community....
  • Xi Jinping Tells Elite Troops “Prepare For War” As US Destroyer Sails Through Taiwan Strait

    10/15/2020 9:51:04 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    ussa news ^ | 10-15-2020 | Tyler Durden
    China has again put its military in a “high state of alert” after two US Navy warships recently sailed through the Taiwan Strait. Late last week the US destroyer John McCain sailed near the disputed Paracel Islands administered and militarized by China, upon which the PLA military warned the US to “halt its provocations”. The latest incident was Wednesday, when the Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry passed through the strait. Washington was quick to emphasize that it was a “routine transit” like others toward the purpose of peaceful ‘freedom of navigation’ operations, while Beijing once again denounced the...
  • Quotes About the Military-Industrial Complex

    10/14/2020 11:06:07 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 7 replies ^ | 10/15/2020 | Brian Miller
    “All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.” – George Orwell “I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” – Jim Garrison “Putting aside all the fancy words and academic doubletalk, the basic reason for having a military is to do two jobs – to kill people and to destroy.” – General Thomas S. Power
  • Fact check: Did Biden support wars in Iraq, Serbia, Syria and Libya?

    10/13/2020 12:00:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WRAL ^ | August 27, 2020 | Miriam Valverde
    d biological weapons, sought nuclear weapons, supported terrorism, and threatened peace. In October 2002, then-U.S. Sen. Biden voted in favor of a resolution that authorized Bush to enforce ''all relevant'' United Nations Security Council resolutions on Iraq and if needed, to use military force against Iraq. In a Senate floor speech before voting for the resolution, Biden said that "failure to overwhelmingly support" the resolution was "likely to enhance the prospects that war will occur." The objective of the resolution was to compel Iraq to destroy its weapons of mass destruction, Biden said. He left open the possibility that Hussein...
  • The war in the Caucasus and the double game of Iran

    10/07/2020 3:05:00 PM PDT · by Marinario · 6 replies
    In Nagorno-Karabakh, on the one hand, Shiite Azerbaijan, whose people are a large minority in Iran, is fighting, and on the other, Christian Armenia, a trading partner that helps Tehran circumvent sanctions. In the shadow of the fear of unrest by the Azeri minority, the regime is treading a thin rope Dr. Raz Zimet | Posted 10:12 The fighting between Azerbaijan and the Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave in the Caucasus entered its 11th day this morning (Wednesday), and a ceasefire is still not in sight. More than 200 people have already been killed and hundreds more injured in...
  • Azerbaijani Forces Push To Seize Largest Karabakh City. Drones Strike Targets Inside Armenia

    10/03/2020 8:34:27 AM PDT · by amorphous · 17 replies
    Southfront.Org ^ | 3 October 2020
    On October 2, the Armenian-Azerbaijani war entered its 5th day. Forces of the Azerbaijani military, supported by Turkey, continued their attempts to capture the contested Nagorno-Karabakh Region and to dismantle the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which is overwhelmingly populated by Armenians. Intense artillery duels and Azerbaijani airstrikes are being reported across the entire frontline in Karabakh, and even near some parts of the Azerbaijani-Armenian border. Nonetheless, the main clashes still take place in the districts of Fizuli and Jabrayil, where Azerbaijan have achieved their main gains capturing several positions from the Armenians. The Azerbaijani artillery together with Turkish-made and Israeli-made combat...
  • The Armenia-Azerbaijan Fighting Could Spiral Into A Larger Regional Conflict

    10/01/2020 11:30:41 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 24 replies ^ | October 1, 2020 | Ian Bremmer ,Time
    A man walks by a house that was damaged during clashes in the Tartar district bordering the Nagorno-Karabakh region, on Sept. 29, 2020. Credit - Tofik Babayev—Xinhua/Getty Images Intense fighting has erupted in Nagorno-Karabakh, a small enclave in the southern Caucasus mountains, setting the entire region on edge. This is a fight primarily between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet republics with long-held grievances over land, but the involvement of Russia, Turkey, and others raises the stakes for where a war might be headed. In essence, this is a story of a powerful outsider changing history by drawing arbitrary lines...
  • New footage of tanks being obliterated is released as Armenia and Azerbaijan forces battle overnight: Turkey is accused of 'supporting genocide' as Armenia vows to use 'more destructive weapons'

    09/29/2020 4:19:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2020 | Tim Stickings
    Fighting raged again between Armenia and Azerbaijan last night as the two ex-Soviet nations battle over a disputed region in a conflict which could erupt into a proxy war between Russia and Turkey. Azerbaijan aired footage of two Armenian tanks being blown up on the battlefield while Armenia claimed to have taken out 80 armoured vehicles, 49 drones and four Azerbaijani helicopters as of Monday night. Armenia warned today that it would deploy more destructive weapons in the conflict because of what it described as an Azerbaijani offensive, saying the fighting had been 'elevated to a new level'.
  • Remembering Melville

    09/28/2020 10:12:03 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies ^ | 28th September 2020 American time | Ozguy1945
    I have shaped these thoughts like a tree. The trunk is the pursuit of truth. What flowers above includes recognition that war is so often horrific folly. I think both Donald Trump and an earlier America knew that. Is leftist PC mob rule the modern equivalent of Ahab?
  • Rob Reiner Rages over RBG Replacement Battle: ‘This Is War. Dems Have Powerful Weapons. Now Is the Time to Use Them’

    09/19/2020 8:16:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2020 | DAVID NG
    Left-wing Hollywood filmmaker Rob Reiner is declaring war on Republicans over who will replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. He has also accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of disrespecting Ginsburg by vowing to give President Trump’s nominee a floor vote in the Senate. The Princess Bride director made the fiery comments in a tweet on Saturday morning. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s body isn’t even cold and Mitch McConnell is dancing on her grave,” he said. “This is war. Dems have powerful weapons. Now is the time to use them.”
  • Why the Next Shooting War Could Go Nuclear

    09/18/2020 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 42 replies
    National Interest ^ | 9/17/20 | Zack Brown
    Nuclear expert James Acton believes that we are entering into an era of what he calls “nuclear entanglement,” one that promises to be different from anything we’ve seen before. Its main characteristic: an increasingly blurry line between nuclear and conventional weapons. “During the Cold War, the nuclear and non-nuclear domains were largely distinct,” said Acton in an interview for the podcast, Press The Button. “Most delivery systems were nuclear or they were conventional, but they couldn’t accommodate both types of weapons.” The same goes for the threats facing nuclear weapons themselves. The majority of these, he explained, “came from other...
  • FACEPALM: Fox News' Juan Williams Says Trump's Israel Peace Deals 'Accelerate' the 'Chance of War' in Middle East

    09/17/2020 7:53:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/17/2020 | Matt Margolis
    Liberal Fox News contributor Juan Williams seems unable to give President Donald Trump any credit for anything, not even multiple peace deals in the Middle East. On Tuesday, during an episode of The Five, Juan Williams claimed that the recent peace deals between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain that Trump negotiated a “distraction” and that rather than achieving peace they are “accelerating” the “chance of war” in the Middle East. Williams made his argument while he and his co-panelists were discussing Nancy Pelosi’s recent remarks that the peace deals were a “distraction.” “It is [a distraction],” Williams...
  • China-India border tension could 'extend to winter'

    09/17/2020 4:41:57 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Global Times ^ | 9/15/2020 | Yang Sheng and Liu Xuanzun
    In a speech before the Indian parliament on Tuesday, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the border dispute with China remains "unresolved" for now, and blamed China for "violating" the border agreement with India. Chinese experts warned on Tuesday that such a hard-line attitude may see border tensions extend into winter. Chinese analysts noted that Singh is trying to ensure domestic support and defense budgets from parliament, especially amid the unprecedented economic recession, so he won't admit that it was India which took the initiative to violate the agreement and unilaterally change the status quo. But the Indian defense...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 9/16/20

    09/16/2020 7:43:54 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 40 replies
    9/16/20 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14 Religion Forum threads labeled "Prayer" are closed to debate of any kind.  
  • Pat Buchanan: Are the forever wars really ending?

    09/15/2020 7:07:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 32 replies
    Trib Live ^ | Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:00 p.m. | PAT BUCHANAN
    In Trump’s first term, his commitment to extricate America from the forever wars went unrealized, due in part to the resistance of hawks Trump himself appointed to carry out his foreign policy agenda. Clearly, , with the cuts in troops in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the appointments of Ruger and Macgregor, Trump has signaled a new resolve to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy in an “America First” direction, if he wins a second term. Will he follow through? Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has been in an extended argument with itself over America’s role, America’s mission...
  • America Prayer Vigil September 15, 2020 *Prayer*

    09/14/2020 7:35:19 PM PDT · by John4.11 · 41 replies ^ | 9/14/2020 | Free Republic Intercessors
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP/VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE and AMERICA: Healthcare; Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, and the Media.This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14Religion Forum threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind.
  • China makes case for a ‘moral’ war – and paints everyone else as the provocateur

    09/14/2020 8:25:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Times Now ^ | 09/14/2020 | Deepak Nagpal
    Calling on the Chinese society to be ready for a war, Global Times' Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin notes that "wars cannot be fought casually, and we must win if we are to fight." Chinese troops spotted along LAC with Guandao blades   New Delhi: Amid the ongoing India-China border dispute, the state-run Chinese newspaper Global Times has published an interesting online commentary in which it argues on the case for war, claiming moral high ground for such a conflict and letting the world know that it was not Beijing that wanted a military confrontation. Written by Global Times' Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin,...
  • Democratic insiders set up a 'war room' to quickly kill the filibuster

    09/12/2020 3:00:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 9/11/20 | Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON - Democratic insiders are assembling a coalition behind the scenes to wage an all-out war on the Senate filibuster in bullish anticipation of sweeping the 2020 election and passing an ambitious progressive agenda. Veteran party operatives, activist groups and supportive senators are coordinating message and strategy to dial up the pressure to quickly end the 60-vote threshold early next year, fearing that preservation of the rule will enable Republicans to kill Joe Biden’s legislative agenda in its cradle. They’re consolidating that effort under a coalition called Fix Our Senate run by Eli Zupnick, a former communications director for No....